Realised projects of microfilming and digitisation of periodicals
The programs of microfilming and digitisation that have been realised up till now concentrated on those parts of the collection of the Slavonic Library, which are unique and valuable. In its complexity, this segment of the collection constitutes the bases of the Slavonic Library collection and it is not preserved in any other library of the world in similar extent and entirety. This concerns two types of periodicals:
- Journals and newspapers published by the members of the Russian, Ukrainian and Byelorussian exile in Czechoslovakia between 1918 and 1945.
Newspapers from the collection of the former Russian Historical Archive Abroad (a unique archive and documentary institution of interwar Czechoslovakia). This included foremost titles from the period of Civil War in Russia (mostly 1917-1922), newspapers published at the territory of the former Soviet Union during the Nazi occupation in years 1941-1945 and newspapers published by the members of Russian and Ukrainian exile between 1918 and 1945 world-wide.
Up to date, 1050 titles of periodicals have been microfilmed (approximately 370 000 pages), out of which 255 titles were subsequently digitized.
The Microfilming and Digitisation of the Periodicals of the Russian and Ukrainian Émigrés in Czechoslovakia (Financial donation of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, 2000)
Newspaper collection of the Slavonic Library (grant for 2002–2004 provided by the Czech Science Foundation)
The Microfilming of large-format newspapers (Financial donation of Richard and Jean-Marie Kneeleys, 2007)
The Microfilming and Digitisation of the Second Part of the Periodicals Issued by Ukrainian Émigrés in Czechoslovakia (in cooperation with Harvard University 2008–2012)